Hugo Chavarría has worked at the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) for more than 12 years as a specialist in strategic analysis, policies for agriculture, competitiveness of agricultural chains and, more recently, in bioeconomy. Since the beginning of 2018, he is manager of the Hemispheric Program of Bioeconomy and Productive Development. He has participated in more than 25 technical documents, has dictated a large number of international seminars and workshops, and has been a teacher in universities and training centers. Prior to IICA, he had been an international consultant. Chavarría holds a master’s degree in international Trade and a bachelor’s degree in economics.